The action hero's new disaster movie Rampage will debut with an estimated $34.5 million from 4,101 theaters in the US and Canada through Sunday, edging out last week's No. 1 title, A Quiet Place, while the horror flick Truth or Dare opens in third.
"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a ideal atmosphere and one of the best scenes to tell the rules of how to remain quiet, what happens if you don't", Krasinski says in the video. The New Line and Warner Bros. film, which reportedly cost about $120 million to make, is off to a solid start overseas, where it will gross an estimated $114.1 million this weekend. Still, A Quiet Place managed to score $32.6 million, so the horror thriller isn't exactly suffering.
And in fifth was "Blockers", a raunchy comedy from Universal starring John Cena and Leslie Mann, which netted US$10.3 million. The strong word of mouth that pushed the film to a $50 million opening has helped hold its second weekend drop-off to just 34 percent.
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The 20-year-old leg-spinner has shown admirable composure and skill to claim seven wickets and top the bowling charts. But the latter order batsmen failed to sustain the tempo and the total fell well below what the openers had promised.
But thanks to the star power of Dwayne Johnson, Rampage made something of a recovery, opening to $34.5 million from 4,101 theaters, one of the best showings ever for a video game adaptation and enough to win the weekend ahead of holdover horror sensation, A Quiet Place. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore. Two weekends before "Avengers" hits theaters, the film now has a domestic total of $673.8 million and a global total of $1.31 billion.
In third place over the Friday the 13th weekend was yet another horror film, new Universal/Blumhouse release "Truth or Dare", which took in US$19.1 million - more than five times the movie's minuscule budget. Isle Of Dogs boosted its screen count and jumped from 10th to seventh with $5 million, even as I Can Only Imagine slipped a couple of places to eighth with $3.8 million.